How Democracies Die

Harvard Prof. Steven Levitsky on two nightmare scenarios for the U.S.

Photo by Gage Skidmore / Creative Commons

Is our democracy in danger?

So begins How Democracies Die, the 2018 New York Times bestselling book by Harvard political scientists Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt. The authors have studied the collapse of democracies in Latin America and Europe. As they look at the U.S. under Donald Trump, they see ominous warning signs. The book…



Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
David Goodman

David Goodman


NYT bestselling author. Journalist. Skier. Host, The Vermont Conversation podcast at